The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is the final resting place of Saint Mother Theodore (Saint Theodora), the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
The shrine, opened in October 2014, has been designed to represent Mother Theodore’s journey from France to the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. It begins with a room telling of her time spent in France, a ship room telling the story of her arduous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1840, and an exhibit area filled with details of Saint Mother Theodore’s life and the ongoing legacy of the order she founded.
These rooms include original artifacts including her writing desk, chaplet, prayer book, shoes and more. Tucked behind her amazing life story is the small chapel which hosts Saint Mother Theodore’s remains and offers a quiet place for prayer and reflection.